Only three things are certain in life: Death, taxes, and a few days each month when you need to vacuum but just don’t have time. Whether you detest the chore or get a little bummed when you can’t have that satisfying dance with your Dyson, a robot vacuum is a universal lifesaver. Shop models on sale below.
If you’re vacuum shopping on a budget, this basic Roborock packs serious sweeping skills for less than the cheapest Roomba. A suction level of 2000Pa beats the specs of similarly priced vacs and reliably combs carpets. Scheduled sweeps and spot cleanings can be set up through the app.
One of Ecovacs’s more recent launches, the Deebot Ozmo N8+ includes premium smart upgrades like laser-based LiDAR mapping and sensors that dodge carpets while mopping. After nearly two hours of cleaning, the N8+ will return to its charging dock to release debris directly into the canister, which only needs to be emptied once a month.
Multi-pet homes need a vacuum that won’t flounder on carpets doused in fur. The Roomba s9+ is iRobot’s current most intelligent bot, unleashing 2,500Pa of suction onto heavy shedding zones and using its flat edge to snatch hair from corners. But more debris collected doesn’t mean more emptying on your part — the automatic dirt disposal bin is good for 60 days at a time.